Organizational Behavior 3: Historical Origins, Theoretical Foundations, and the Future

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M.E. Sharpe, Mar 2, 2006 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
Organizational Behavior: Essential Theories of Motivation and Leadership analyzes the work of leading theorists. Each chapter includes the background of the theorist represented, the context in which the theory arose, the initial and subsequent theoretical statements, research on the theory by the theory's author and others (including meta-analysis and reviews), and practical applications. Special features including boxed summaries of each theory at the beginning of each chapter, two introductory chapters on the scientific method and the development of knowledge, and detailed and comprehensive references, help make this text especially useful for graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
 

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Contents

THEORY RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
3
Science and Theory
7
Theory Building and Kinds of Theories
16
Measurement of Variables and Design of Research
24
Knowledge of Organizational Behavior
32
The Context of Theory as Organizational Behavior Emerged
44
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ORIGINS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
55
Elton Mayo and Hawthorne
59
Psychologists in Business Schools
160
The Uncertainty Factor
173
A Personal and Theoretical Odyssey
183
THE IMPORTANCE VALIDITY PRACTICAL USEFULNESS AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR THEORIES
197
Methodology of the Importance Validity and Usefulness Analyses
201
Findings from the Importance Validity and Usefulness Analyses
216
Background and Hypotheses for the Institutionalization Analyses
226
Methodology of the Institutionalization Analyses
240

Chester Barnards Views on Management
70
Kurt Kewin Personality Theory and Social Psychology Arrive
79
Mary Parker Follett Social Philosopher and Prophet of Management
89
Max Weber and His Theory of Bureaucracy
99
Classical Management Theorists The Antiheroes Henri Fayol and Frederick Taylor
111
ESTABLISHING THE GROUND AGAINST WHICH ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR BECAME FIGURE
127
The Foundations Their Reports and the Aftermath
129
The Management Laureates
143
Findings from the Institutionalization Analyses
248
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
259
The Historical Core and Inherent Identity of Organizational Behavior
263
A Vision for Ensuing Generations
277
Name Index
293
Subject Index
302
About the Author
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Jack Miner has written more than 50 books and over 140 articles in leading journals. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of Management and also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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